BS - Middle Grades Education - Science/Social Studies

  • Bagwell College of Education
    Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education

    Middle Grades Education - Science/Social Studies, BS

    Program Information:
    The B.S. in Middle Grades Education is designed to prepare effective teachers for learners in the middle grades (grades 4 through 8), and leads to 4-8 teacher certification in Georgia. Candidates prepare in two of the five middle grades teaching fields (language arts, mathematics, reading, science, or social studies). The program is accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and nationally recognized by the Associate of Middle Level Education. The B.S. in Middle Grades Education is designed to ensure that teacher candidates understand the developmental needs of middle level learners and use that background to design, deliver, and assess developmentally appropriate instruction for all of their students. Please see the Bagwell College of Education page for policies relevant to all education programs.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Middle Grades Education - Science/Social Studies degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    This is a gated program. See http://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/bcoe/admission-teacher-education for more information.

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.
    4. KSU will request that teacher education candidates be issued a Pre-Service Certificate by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC). 
    5. To be eligible for this certificate, candidates must:
    • Complete PSC GACE Ethics Entry Exam (test code 350).
    • Verify enrollment in a KSU educator preparation program through personal MyPSC account.
    • Submit a complete PSC Pre-Service Certification application packet.
    • Be enrolled in an educator preparation program leading to initial certification.
    • Have a successful background check.
    • A Pre-Service Certificate is required to participate in field experiences associated with courses required in teacher education programs.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-6314
    http://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/departments/smge

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • HIST 2112
    3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours.  
    3
  • 3
Total: 18

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • 3
Total: 18
Year 1 (Hours: 36)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Student should apply for program admission for next semester.
  2. PASS GACE Program Adm. Assessment if not exempt.
  3. Complete GA Educator Ethics Exam.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 4
Total: 17

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Submit Pre-Service Certification Application as soon as admitted to teacher education.
  2. Verify enrollment through GaPSC.

Year 2 (Hours: 33)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Social Studies Elective Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • 3
Total: 18

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Social Studies Elective Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
Total: 17
Year 3 (Hours: 35)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 6
  • 3
  • 1
  • 2
Total: 12
Year 4 (Hours: 27)


Program Total: 131 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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